By Stewart O'Nan
A ghost tale that starts in daily tragedy, from a rather American grasp of either kinds: a "scary, unhappy, humorous . . . spell binding learn" (Stephen King)
At dead night on Halloween in a cloistered New England suburb, a motor vehicle wearing 5 kids leaves a winding highway and slams right into a tree, killing 3 of them. One escapes unhurt, one other suffers serious mind harm. A 12 months later, summoned via the stories of these closest to them, the 3 that died get back on a final chilling challenge one of the living.
A unusual and unsettling ghost tale, The evening Country creeps during the leaf-strewn streets and quiet cul-de-sacs of 1 bed room neighborhood, attaining into the desperately hooked up but remoted lives of 3 humans replaced perpetually by way of the coincidence: Tim, who survived but misplaced every thing; Brooks, the cop whose in charge mystery has destroyed his existence; and Kyle's mother, attempting to love the recent son the medical professionals lower back to her. because the day wanes and darkness falls, certainly one of them places a bad plan into impact, and so they locate themselves stuck in a collision of desire and wish, watched over by way of the realizing ghosts.
Macabre and relocating, The evening Country elevates each small town's undesirable highschool crash into fable, discovering the deeper human fact underneath a shared and extremely American tragedy. As in his highly-prized Snow Angels and A Prayer for the Dying, once more Stewart O'Nan provides us an intimate examine humans attempting to carry directly to wish, and the results once they fail.